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Published on October 25, 2013

Hospice Volunteers Celebrated by SRHS

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) recognized members of its hospice volunteer program during a dinner at the Piedmont Club in downtown Spartanburg on Oct. 17.

Established in 1980, SRHS’s hospice program enables patients to continue a pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Most patients are cared for in their own home and have 24/7 access to a hospice nurse. SRHS also has a 15-bed hospice home for those patients who need more treatment for pain and physical symptoms than can be provided at home.

“Someone wisely said, ‘No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.’ At Spartanburg Regional Hospice, our volunteers serve in order to lighten the burdens of our hospice patients and their families each day,” said Linda Harris, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at SRHS.

Hospice volunteers contribute by:

• Providing companionship for hospice patients and bereavement support for their families
• Serving as in-home caregivers 
• Maintaining the Garden of Peace at Regional Hospice Home
• Volunteering for events
• Providing professional services and administrative support.

For more information about becoming a hospice volunteer at SRHS, contact Brook Henderson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 560-5636.

The following hospice volunteers were recognized:
• Debbie  Alleman 
• Melanie Alverson 
• Debra  Arledge
• Edna Bell 
• Nancy Boyer
• Claudia Bright
• Gail Bright
• Jess Brown
• Nancy Brown
• Craig Burnette
• Isaac Bryant
• Jamie Carver
• Judy Carter
• Carolyn Chatman
• Bailey Coggins
• Joy Connelly
• Winnie Corn
• Wilma Crowe
• Sandra Cunningham
• William  Cummings
• Ella Rhea Darnell
• Terry Dawkins
• Jean DeYoung
• Jimmie  Dixon
• Becky Dobbins
• Nancy Dowling
• Melissa Durrah
• Susie Edwards
• Cathe Emmerth
• Marjorie Farr
• Barbara Ferguson
• Bernadette Fleck
• Rosa Ford 
• Sharon Foster
• Gary Gambrell 
• Linda Garrett
• Jane Gibson
• Elaine Gibson
• Ann Gray
• Garle Griffin
• Kelsey Hamlin
• Linwood Harris
• Wilhelmena Henderson
• Monea Hines
• Mable Hood
• Hazel Hyleman
• Lola Jackson
• Shirley Jeter
• Cheryl Jones
• Wallace Johnson
• Dale Kibler
• Helen Lancaster 
• Linda Laycock
• Gail Littlefield
• Debbie Littlejohn
• Viola Littlejohn Cothran
• Sandra Lully
• Mary Jo Mahaffey
• Barbara McClellan
• Joanne Metcalf
• Mary Montgomery
• Glois Morgan
• Teresa Mosely
• Rhonda Moss
• Frances Oliver
• Johnsie Page
• Martha and Cliff Patrick
• Debbie Philbeck
• Roger Pilotti 
• Norma Pitts
• Keith Plexico
• Nancy Pope
• Shirley Putnam
• Mickey Quinn
• Steven Reese
• Amanda Reeves
• Sharon Robinson
• Charlotte Ross 
• John Rush
• Jane Ryan
• Danielle Scruggs
• Jack Shingler
• Dorothy Smith
• Sylvia Stahley 
• Jessica Steading
• Pam Stevens
• Barry Stutt
• Gerald Taylor 
• Jill Taylor
• Crystal Taylor
• Lynne Thompson 
• Barbara Thompson
• Marlene Thruston
• Mildred Trafford 
• Nancy Tuck 
• Doris Vennergrund
• Annie Laura West
• Linda West
• Edith Whitmire

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